Stuart S. (NDD#47) (44 Posts)

Stuart is the DDL resident Geek Dad and claims New York as his birthplace. Currently, though, he resides in New Jersey and is a husband and father of two as well as a huge Disney World, Springsteen, Yankee, and NY Ranger fan. He wakes up and goes to sleep thinking about Disney World. He listens to Disney podcasts to and from work and at night before sleep. He drives his family nuts talking about Disney and is always planning their next Disney World trip. In addition, he is known to always volunteer to help extended family and friends plan their next trip. Stuart's personal blog is He can also be found on twitter by following @disneygeekdad.

One of the events I’ve always wanted to attend at Walt Disney World is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party not just to see the special events but to get my hands on all that delicious Disney candy. Unfortunately for me this will not be the year I finally get to attend one.

The name of the party tells you the theme for this separate admission event. It’s a friendly fright fest where guests are allowed to dress up in costume and join the Halloween havoc. There are candy stations set up throughout the Magic Kingdom awaiting guests who are out to trick or treat.

The party features all your favorite Disney characters dressed in specially designed Halloween outfits. Included in the price of admission is a themed villainous fireworks show, HalloWishes. There is also the Boo To You themed Halloween parade that starts off with a headless horsemen riding down Main Street U.S.A.

As a kid my favorite holiday was Halloween and I always enjoyed going on the Haunted House rides in different amusement parks and my favorite attraction in the Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. I hope by time I get to attend a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party they will have incorporated the same Halloween themed overlay found in the Disneyland version of the Haunted Mansion with the one in Disney World.

I started thinking what attractions in Disney World parks would I like to see themed for Halloween besides the obvious Haunted Mansion? Immediately I thought of Stitch’s Great Escape. I would turn it back into Alien Encounter but I wouldn’t change the signage. I would have cast members pick out misbehaving adult guests and tell them they’ve been selected to preview a special edition of Stitch’s Great Escape. The rest I think you can figure out.

Some of Disney’s roller coasters would be great with a Halloween overlay such as Space Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad in the Magic Kingdom or Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Another attraction screaming for a Halloween overlay is Disney’s Hollywood Studios the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. A Halloween version of Toy Story Mania is enough to get any guest amped. Over at Epcot’s World Showcase I would like to see a Halloween version of Illuminations. In Future World I would love to see cast members act out the Captain EO film in full costume similar to the way it’s done by ardent fans of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

There is one other attraction I would like to see with a Halloween overlay and that’s It’s A Small World. It would be a nice albeit temporary change for this classic attraction.

Please send in your comments as I would love to know what attractions you would like to see Disney World re-theme for Halloween.

For those of you attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year I wish you all a spooktacular time!

Dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:

Sunday 10/03, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

Monday           10/11, 11/01

Tuesday           09/14, 09/21, 09/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Thursday          09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Friday              10/01, 10/08, 10/22, 10/29

Saturday           09/18, 09/25

The party is held from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM on the nights indicated above. Tickets for the party are available for advance purchase most nights. The cost for children ages 3-9 is $47.95 and for anyone 10 or older $53.95. If purchasing the day of the event prices are children ages 3-9 is $53.95 and anyone 10 or older $59.95. There is also premium pricing placed on the events held October 29th and October 31st. The cost for the party on these two days is children ages 3-9 is $58.95 and anyone 10 or older $64.95.

(Photo contributed by NDM #118)

Contributed by: Stuart S. (NDD #47).  Stuart is our resident Disney geek and creator of Disney Geek Dad.

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